April 24, 2013

Scuttle's Endearing Rambling

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure is basically DCA's answer to It's A Small World. It's not the thrilling journey among storms, sharks and ghost-ships-in-a-giant-whirlpool that I would have preferred, but it is a colorful, air-conditioned cruise through some pleasant musical setpieces.
Little Mermaid Adventure ride Scuttle seagull DCA Disney
Best of all, it's got Scuttle. I have a few gripes about the way a couple of the ride's scenes turned out, but the decision to have Scuttle open and close the journey was absolutely brilliant. I especially love his first scene, where he rambles on and on--trying to set up the story and never quite getting to the point.

When you reach the journey's end, and you hear him remark, "...that's how I remember it..." it adds a touch of humor to ease the disappointment of not getting to see the epic battle with the sea-witch.
Little Mermaid Adventure ride DCA Disney Ursula cutout mini
Because, apparently, Scuttle remembers it like this. Ah, well....

1 comment:

  1. ha! i liked Scuttle in the beginning before the ride started... but. Hm. I don't know if this was the way to go at all.


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